This thick and creamy spinach side dish can be conveniently prepared in a single pot on the stove in just 15 minutes. Cooking on the stovetop is faster than using the oven, and allows you to easily monitor the spinach's consistency.
- 12-ounce package baby spinach, roughly chopped (Note 1)
- 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese (Note 2)
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (Note 3)
- 1/4 cup diced onion or 2 tablespoons
dry minced onion
- 2 tablespoons salted butter
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Wilt Spinach: Add spinach to large pot over medium-high heat, working in 2 batches if needed (Note 4). Stirring frequently, cook until spinach is wilted and most of liquid released by spinach has evaporated, about 5 minutes.
- Cook Onions: Reduce to medium heat. Add butter and onions. Stirring occasionally, cook until butter is melted and onions are tender (if using fresh onions), a few minutes.
- Add Dairy: Stir in parmesan cheese until melted, about 1 minute. Add heavy whipping cream and bring to simmer over medium-high heat. Stirring frequently, simmer until desired consistency is reached, a few minutes.
- Finish & Serve: Reduce heat to low. Stir in garlic until incorporated, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve (Note 5).
|Makes 2 Servings|
|Amount Per Serving (3/4 cup):|
|Calories 470 (75% from fat)|
|Total Fat 39g||60%|
|Saturated Fat 27g||135%|
|Net Carb 4g|
|Total Carb 8.5g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 4.5g||17%|
I made this last night and not only is it super easy, but it is sooo delicious!!! It literally can’t compare to any spinach I’ve ever had. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I will be adding it to my book.
3 letters … O.M.G!!
I think spinach will be a staple part of our diet from now on! How wonderful to start your keto journey and find such an amazing recipe! Thank you!
I switched to almond milk years ago. Can it be used as a substitute to the heavy cream in this recipe?
The above is a very good recipe that I enjoy. Here is a little twist on the recipe which I also like. Omit the onion and maybe cut back on the garlic depending on your individual taste. Add dried mustard and ground nutmeg. Yes, I know they are not the standard spices for spinach but this is very good! You don’t want to make the dry mustard and ground nutmeg taste strong, but you should be able to taste a hint of both. Hope you enjoy!
I have not been able to find Stouffer’s creamed spinach in grocery stores for over a year, but after making this recipe, I will stop looking. This is excellent! Perfect for someone on the Keto diet.
This is delicious! Was wonderful on a chicken sandwich using ciabatta bread. Of course, if you don’t do bread, I still think it would be good on baked or grilled chicken breast. Thanks for the recipe! ❤️
Hi, can this be made ahead of time?
Yes, that should be fine. Reheat on the stovetop until warmed through.
Hi, just wondering is it 470 calories for the whole thing? Or per serving? I’m doing keto but calories counting aswell.
470 calories is per serving, and the recipe makes 2 servings. For more details (such as serving size), check out the section titled “Nutriton” located below the instructions.
I used frozen leaf spinach so I believe that is why I had to add additional cream. 12 ozs of fresh as opposed to 12 ozs of frozen is not the same. This was pretty good. I added a little cream cheese as well.
yes I made it and it’s incredible. Making it again tonight.
Wonderful, I’m glad you enjoyed it a lot!
Hey there , just wondering where the 1g if sugar is coming from? Also I thought Keto was NO sugar! Still learning. Thank you
Hi Janet! There’s a difference between added sugar vs sugar inherent in foods. On keto, it’s not advisable to add table sugar since they have a lot of carbs. But almost all foods contain some intrinsic sugar, including many vegetables and dairy products. That’s why there is 1g sugar per serving in this recipe. Since almost all foods contain some amount of sugar (unless they’re pure protein or pure fat), people on a keto diet try to stay under a daily limit of net carbs, which includes sugars and starches. Hope that makes sense! If you’re interested in learning more, I have an article for keto beginners: https://www.savorytooth.com/how-to-start-low-carb-diet/
So delicious and easy